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Engine 'Downspeeding' Can Cause Driveline Failures, TMC Attendees Told

September 24, 2014
Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at...

FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition
FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition

September 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- Technicians from FedEx Freight finished first, second, third and fourth in the TMC’s annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday, with...

Make Supplemental Filters Pay
Make Supplemental Filters Pay

February 9, 2010
Cleanliness is next to godliness, so some truck operators change motor oil religiously according to manufacturers' recommendations. Others extend drain...

Investigating Vehicles For Corrosion

May 26, 2009
Rust! It's upon us like a plague, and has been since snow has fallen and ice formed on paved roads and authorities decided to try to melt as much as they...

Tie-Downs Need Proper Storage and Use

June 10, 2009
When drivers are tying down a flatbed load, they may be tempted to use equipment that's worn or torn or broken, so they can get going and earn some money

Performance-Based Brake Testing

May 18, 2009
What if you could find out in 10 minutes or less precisely how each and every one of your tractor-trailer's brakes is working? You'd know how much force...

Shop Safety: Carrying on the Good Fight

May 26, 2009
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it also makes lots of sense in a truck shop. So say three maintenance managers we interviewed for this article....

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles
Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

January 13, 2014
Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also...

Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors
Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors

April 15, 2014
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products...

Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet
Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet

April 20, 2010
Sunshine brings warmth and happiness, but to refrigerated trailers it brings only heat, and too much of it